With Elements 11 closed, double clicking on a .psd multi-layered image causes Elements 11 to open but the image does not open subsequently as it should from windows explorer in windows 7. I have to use open in the Elements 11 editor to go to the folder and open the .psd file. I have Elements 11 set as the primary software to open a .psd file.
I did not have this problem with Elements 8 which was installed previously. I can right click a Canon .CRW raw file and say open with Elements 11 but the RAW file does not open in ACR7.3.
Doing the same with a Canon .CR2 raw file will open the raw file in ACR 7.3.
If I have Elements 11 open but minimized in the tray I can drag a .psd or a Raw file from a folder in Windows Explorer down to the Elements 11 icon in the tray and it will open Elements back up as it should and paste the file into the editor.
I had Elements 8 installed prior to 11 and uninstalled it prior to installin 11. Never had a problem opening a file with 8.
There is some catalog junk left over intententionally by Adobe from Elements 8 but it should not be causing the problem.
My question is, how to fix the problem?
I have looked for a cache or history to clear but only find a Reset in each preference window and a "Reset Preferences on next Launch" for everything. All that does is make the editor open in Quick View rather than Expert view, which is the only default I have changed.
I have Elements 11 set as the primary software to open a .psd file.
But are you sure you have the editor set rather than the welcome screen, which will cause the behavior you describe, even if you've set the welcome screen to always open the editor?
The actual editor is way further down the list: